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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Are you experiencing throbbing pain in your jaw or the back of your mouth? If you are between the age of 18-24, you’re probably getting your third molar or a “wisdom tooth.”

Interestingly, such teeth are the last ones to erupt and some can live their whole lives without being aware of their existence! However, millions of people are prone to getting impacted wisdom teeth, a condition wherein the new molar is unable to develop normally because of the lack of space. Since they simply don’t have room to emerge, they may grow at weird angles or push the nearby molars for space! In addition to this, it is possible that your jaw doesn’t have space for an extra tooth. This can cause quite a few complications ranging from pain, swollen gums, bad breath, and an inability to chew properly.

Without proper intervention, impacted wisdom teeth may lead to gum diseases, cavities, cysts, or extensive decay of the adjoining teeth and gums. Maintaining oral hygiene also becomes difficult. That is why wisdom teeth removal by a reliable dentist is recommended.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Dentist

If a developing wisdom tooth is making your life difficult, then drop by for wisdom teeth removal at our St. John’s, NL clinic today!

However, prevention is always better than cure. That is why our dentists also examine whether you’re a candidate for wisdom tooth extraction during your biannual dental check-ups to prevent future oral health problems. This way, the growth of an impacted wisdom tooth can be detected early, before it causes pain and discomfort. You won’t have to suffer through the ordeal of being unable to enjoy your favorite food or desserts!

At Summerville Dental, we have an experienced Dental team for wisdom teeth removal. Our friendly staff ensures that all your questions and concerns about the surgical procedure are answered. At the same time, we will also walk you through how you can manage the pain after the anesthesia wears off.

The Procedure

Ideally, the entire procedure takes about 45 minutes. The dentist will assess your condition with the help of dental x-rays when you book an appointment to talk about the process.

During the procedure, the dentist will administer anesthesia depending on the complexity of the extraction process and your comfort levels. Then he or she will carefully make an incision in the gum to expose the wisdom tooth and the bone. After removing the bone near the root, the dentist may extract the tooth piece by piece or in one go. Then the site is thoroughly cleaned and the incision wound is stitched up to promote a speedy recovery. The doctor may also place gauze pads in the affected area to promote the clotting of blood.

Wisdom Teeth Removal In St John’s, NL

Want to put an end to your wisdom teeth issues? We are here to help. Our highly trained, talented doctor will walk the extra mile to make you comfortable during the surgery. To avail of our services, Please call (709) 738-3384 today.